Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

What We Do

Peer Academic Mentoring

Talk through your academic work and get advice from an empathetic and helpful peer. Our Academic Mentors—juniors, seniors, and grad students—understand the pressures and confusions of academic undergraduate life. They are trained to listen to your concerns, find strengths to build on, and adapt common academic strategies to your particular learning style and goals. Click here(link is external) to schedule an appointment or email us at academicstrategies@yale.edu(link sends e-mail).

Peer Mentorship Groups

In these groups, we help you connect with other students at Yale who night have similar interests or similar experiences to you. In the small group meetings, led by a peer mentor, you have a chance to ask questions, get support, and share your own experiences with others who have gone through, or are going through, similar experiences.


Our interactive workshops offer practical advice and strategies for common academic challenges at Yale, including:

  • Time management
  • Working with faculty
  • Note-taking and class engagement in seminars and lectures
  • Managing a heavy reading load
  • Tackling problems sets
  • Exam study strategies

The workshops are led by trained undergraduate and graduate peer mentors. We offer workshops at the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning and with partners across campus, including residential colleges, cultural houses, and student groups. Workshops are open to all Yale College Students and no registration is necessary. For a current list of workshops, click here(link is external).

To schedule a workshop for students or inquire about mentoring, please contact Karin Gosselink, CTL Academic Strategies Program Director, at karin.gosselink@yale.edu(link sends e-mail) or 203-241-4107.


The Academic Strategies Program is located on the mezzanine at the Center for Teaching and Learning in SML. Enter through the York Street entrance (301 York). We are also operating online throughout the period of remote learning. Please see each of our various pages for more information on how to access us, and email us if you have any questions. We are always happy to hear from you!